Near Rockford, you can ride the waves at these water parks.

Love For Water Parks

I remember going to my very first water park. The attraction was in Florida. I was in middle school. After that, I was hooked. That is where I always wanted to go. Another water park in another city or state.

Luckily, one opened up right by where I grew up. Unfortunately, it only lasted a couple of years. I was excited when I moved to Rockford because Magic Waters was here. I had season passes when my daughter was young.

My family also enjoys them so it is fun to make an outing of it. I think it is a fun way to spend a nice summer day altogether.

Rockford

I mentioned Magic Waters. It is now Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Rockford. That is so cool. It is a great place to go. I can not wait to get out there this summer. For more info, HERE.

Near Rockford

I would always recommend going to check out our local water park first but sometimes you want a change of venue. I have no problem with that. Have a fun adventure. In fact, I will even help you out. I have a few suggestions.

List Of Water Parks Near Rockford

According to patch.com,

Mystic Waters Aquatic Center in Des Plaines

Family Aquatic Center at Heritage Park in Wheeling

White Water Canyon in Tinley Park

Centennial Outdoor Aquatic Center in Lemont

Rainbow Falls Water Park in Elk Grove Village

Spray 'N Play in Buffalo Grove

Flick Outdoor Aquatic Center in Glenview

Meadowhill Park in Northbrook

The Water Works in Schaumburg

East End Pool in Elmhurst

Normal P. Smalley Pool in Elmhurst

Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center in Aurora

Paradise Way Water Park in Lombard

Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park in Woodridge

Santa Springs Water Park in East Dundee

Raging Waves in Yorkville

Hurricane Harbor in Gurnee

Esper A. Peterson Foundation Family Aquatic Center in Grayslake

Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee

Grand Bear Resort & Water Park in Utica

Stingray Bay Aquatic Center in Huntley

Heritage Falls Water Park in Romeoville

Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park in Bolingbrook

Happy Sliding.

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